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Latest News - 07/2016

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Shop owner found hiding quarter-of-a-million illicit cigarettes

29 July 2016

29.07.16 - Three of the brands seized (Black Mount, Jin Ling and fake Mayfair), posed a serious fire hazard as they failed reduced ignition tests – meaning they burn more quickly and don't self-extinguish if dropped or if left unattended.

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Ryton woman sentenced for selling counterfeit fashion

21 July 2016

21.07.16 - Faye McCann of Edendale, Ryton in Gateshead, was sentenced to 4 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay costs of £500 and a victim surcharge of £80 at Gateshead Magistrate’s Court in a case brought by Gateshead Trading Standards.

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Gedling Brothers Ordered to Pay Back £60,000 from Counterfeit Cigarette Sales

21 July 2016

21.07.16 - Councillor Glynn Gilfoyle, Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Community Safety Committee, said: “It’s important that criminals who profit from the sale of illegal products do not benefit from their ill-gotten gains and this is one of the best pieces of legislation to be introduced in the last decade.

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Fraud, fakes and fencing

20 July 2016

20.07.16 - Fraud, fakes and fencing: Wolverhampton shop pair charged with 49 offences EACH A man and woman have been charged with participating in an illegal business following raids

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Ipswich shopkeeper given community order for selling unsafe, counterfeit cigarettes

20 July 2016

20.07.16 - A shopkeeper has pleaded guilty to selling unsafe, counterfeit cigarettes from his Ipswich store.

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ACG meet Tom Duke - UK IP Attaché to China

18 July 2016

12.07.16 - Tom outlined his work in China; running government-to-government central policies across IP, supporting British companies to operate in China and advising on how to achieve better IP outcomes...

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Shopkeepers caught selling counterfeit cigarettes could face prison

18 July 2016

18.07.16 - Trading Standards set up a pop-up unit in the town centre on Friday to tackle the growing problem of bootlegged cigarettes and tobacco.

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Leicestershire CC warning: absolutely no legitimate way to sell counterfeit goods - action will be taken!

16 July 2016

16.07.16 - A stark warning has been issued to retailers across Leicestershire after it was found many believed they weren’t breaking the law by dealing in openly described dodgy merchandise.

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More than 1,500 Minions & Frozen-related counterfeit goods seized

14 July 2016

13.07.16 - Teams at three councils - Enfield, Camden and Manchester - have seized 1,503 items featuring motifs from the popular children’s films.

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ACG represents more than 3,000 brands affected by this influx of fakes into the UK and delivers an international network of information, advice and contacts on all aspects of IP protection. Working with Government and law enforcement agencies since 1980, ACG is focused on providing an effective and sustained response to counterfeiting.

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